Canadian researcher Thomas Girard announces the release of his new book – “Emerging Scholar: Gratitude of An Award Laureate”
“Emerging Scholar” is a collection of fragments, journal essays, TEDx translations, and conference summaries that together paint a picture of a Thomas’ career path.
Vancouver, BC, Canada – May 31, 2021 – Thomas Girard is a prolific Canadian researcher, adept in several disciplines. His recently published book, “Emerging researcher: gratitude from an award recipient», Follows his growth and accomplishments throughout his career. Thomas meets and surpasses all definitions of the word “scholar”.
Besides his academic achievements and awards, he has had an immense impact on the lives of many students. So much so that he was inundated with student testimonials to include in his new book.
“Emerging Scholar: Gratitude of an award recipientReflects her unique cultural perspective to her work as an instructor in Vancouver, British Columbia. His work has been recognized internationally by the Common Grounds Research Network as a recipient of five Emerging Scholarships. The Common Grounds Research Network Emerging Scholarship is awarded to eligible doctoral students. early-career students and faculty undertaking context-relevant research at an accredited university. Having lived and worked in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Vancouver and London, Thomas is a sought-after speaker and panelist.
Thomas girard has been accepted to attend the University of Oxford in conferences equivalent to graduate courses. He has received several Emerging Scholar awards, first at the Design Principles and Practices conference in Barcelona, Spain, at the prestigious ELISAVA. At Emily Carr University of Art and Design, he received his second Emerging Scholar Award. Other awards include the RBC Emerging Scholar program and the Royal Bank of Canada Foundation. For 2021, he received an Emerging Scholar award from the New Directions in the Humanities conference in Madrid, Spain.
Readers will be amazed at the depth of knowledge Thomas exhibits in his chosen academic pursuits.
- Seventeenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, 2022 on Advanced Quarantine Typography Workshops.
- Sixteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, 2021 on Unique Ways to Make
- Fifteenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, 2021 on Unique Means of Prototyping.
- Fourteenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, 2020 on Workshop A4.
- Fifteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, 2020 on Unique Means of Prototyping.
- Fourteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, 2019 on the hundred dials.
- Thirteenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, 2019 on the Helvetica Project.
Literary journal essays:
- Advanced quarantine typography workshops: Text published in The Ormsby Review, Graduate Liberal Studies Journal, 2021.
- Dear Thomas King: Text published in The Ormsby Review, Graduate Liberal Studies Journal, 2020.
- Unique Prototyping Methods: Text published in The Ormsby Review, Graduate Liberal Studies Journal, 2020.
The book goes on to document Thomas’ many discussions and roundtables. His pre-pandemic Tedx talk on “airports” became the culmination of his many discussions and has been translated into at least 26 languages.
It’s clear that Thomas Girard has the uncanny ability to express his thoughts in a way that listeners can instantly relate to and think about. We cannot say that he is not a master of words. Many of his readers have said that they felt like Thomas was in the room reading his book to them.
Student testimonials tell the story of Thomas Girard. Take a look at what Misty Liang had to say, “I had the pleasure of taking several classes with Thomas during my time in the Interaction Design Program at Emily Carr University. Coming from an Ivy League liberal arts background, I was challenged by Thomas’ teaching style of thinking and creating in a way I had never experienced before. Integrate conceptual development with a variety of practical techniques. ”
She goes on to say, “Thomas provided an environment for students to expand their skills and build confidence in their creative process. Extending beyond design, his methods are relevant in all areas where one needs to communicate and effectively reach a target audience. Above all, Thomas is an excellent mentor who generously supports students in their career development, during and after the program.
Having lived and worked in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Vancouver and London, he is a person of many places. Recipient of the 5x Emerging Scholar Award, he speaks, receives awards and participates in round tables around the world. Formerly employed as a user experience designer at the user experience center Lenovo Innovation Design Center in Haidian District, Beijing, he often spends his days thinking about what it will be like tomorrow as he designs possibilities for our future.
Thomas Girard is available for interviews on a number of topics, including our societal reliance on connectivity and the need for familiarity in these difficult times.
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